These verses hail the Hawick banner and those who carry it, and enjoin the riders to follow the Cornet.
Preceded by the crowd cheering as the Cornet and company ride. Followed by a child reading a short speech of welcome.
2 verses with choruses. Sung by a group of children, sometimes supported by a male voice. Piano accompaniment. Lyrics by James Thomson (1827–1888), music by William Inglis (1853–1891).
'The Songs of Hawick' (Hawick Callants Club) [[http://www.hawickcallantsclub.co.uk/commonriding/songs.htm]] (accessed 15 April 2010)
'A Hawick Word Book' (D. Scott, draft May 2010) [[http://www.astro.ubc.ca/people/scott/book.pdf]] (accessed 26 May 2010)